Bureau Of Reclamation to announce 2003 Pilot Water Bank Program

(Note: Why does it raise a red flag when I see the words 'water' and 'bank' in the same sentence?)

February 26, 2003


The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 3, to announce implementation of a 2003 Pilot Water Bank Program.

The meeting will be held in Exhibit Hall A of the Klamath County Fairgrounds beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The purpose of the water bank is to help meet requirements of the 2002 Biological Opinions on Klamath Project Operations for threatened and endangered species.

The bank will include two components: forbearance of surface water use, and groundwater substitution.

Details on the water bank and the application process will be provided at the meeting.

Representatives from the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Klamath Water Users Association, and local community leaders will also be present to assist in the discussion.


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